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Simmons raring to go after injury layoff

Back in contention: Lejaun Simmons has returned from injury (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Lejaun Simmons, the Devonshire Cougars winger, is poised to make a comeback from injury.

The Bermuda international has missed his team’s previous outings against Somerset Trojans and Devonshire Colts in the Dudley Eve Trophy semi-final and Premier Division through a quad muscle strain.

But he has since recovered and is expected to be included in Vance Brown’s squad for Cougars’s home league clash against PHC at Devonshire Recreation Club tomorrow.

Simmons injured himself during Cougars’ October 25 home league match against Somerset Trojans.

“I was carrying a little strain in my groin for little while so it was only a matter of time something like that may have happened,” Simmons said. “It has been frustrating and I don’t like missing games because I have goals throughout the season.

“Every time you get an injury it’s just a setback and you want to be involved with the team, especially when we’re on a good run.”

The 27-year-old had been in good form prior to his injury in his first season back at Cougars following a stint with Robin Hood.

“My first season back and it had been a dream start, scoring a bunch of goals,” Simmons added. “It’s been good and I couldn’t ask for anything better.

“It feels good to be in front of the home fans again, I was missing that in recent seasons. I can’t complain, I’m enjoying it and happy to be back.”

Cougars are off to one of their best starts to a season in recent memory.

They are presently third in the Premier Division standings and through to the Dudley Eve final for the first time in three seasons.

“The start to the season has been good,” Simmons said. “It’s been consistent and I think we are all gelling well and the boys have welcomed me back into the team with open arms.

“The chemistry is there and we just have to keep the consistency going and don’t get complacent because it’s a long season ahead, especially with more teams now in the league.”

Cougars will lock horns with Dandy Town in the Dudley Eve Trophy final next Wednesday at the National Stadium.

“Definitely looking forward to it and waiting patiently for that whistle to blow,” Simmons said.

“Obviously we want to win, nobody wants to go out there in a final and lose.

“I think if we stick to our game plan and keep doing what we are doing then we should see a good result.”

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Published November 07, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 07, 2020 at 12:38 am)

Simmons raring to go after injury layoff

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